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Bug#2834: desect loses state if it can't find a pre-dependancy

'Ian Jackson wrote:'
>Chris Fearnley writes ("Bug#2834: desect loses state if it can't find a pre-dependancy"):
>> When dpkg-1.1.5elf is on the disk (from a clean install) and
>> dpkg-1.1.5aout is on the volume where the .deb files live (say from a
>> mirror) dpkg fails to install libc4 (if it's on hold like I had it).
>> That's fine, but when I went to take libc4 off hold dselect forgot
>> about my nfs mounted partition and I had to redo several preliminary
>> steps (and it was trial-and-error to determine which steps were
>> necessary).
>I'm puzzled about this.  Did you go back to [A]ccess, or retry
>[U]pdate or [I]install ?  If you went back to [A]ccess then you should
>expect to have to confirm that the things you did last time were still

No, I used [I]nstall and that failed as I indicated.  Then I went to
[S]elect to take libc4 off hold.  Then I went to [I]nstall again and
it failed and it took me some time to realize that I needed to re-do the
[A]ccess step.

Christopher J. Fearnley            |    Linux/Internet Consulting
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